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IBM Buys What’s Left of Informix
In another sign of consolidation within the database vendor market, IBM has announced that they are acquiring the assets of Informix Software (the database

informix hpl  Buys What’s Left of Informix IBM Buys What's Left of Informix M. Reed - May 2, 2001 Event Summary IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire the assets of Informix Software (the database portion of Informix Corporation, which remained after the spin-off of Informix Business Solutions into Ascential Software ), in a cash transaction valued at $1 billion. IBM feels that the acquisition strengthens their presence

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Informix Denies Patent Infringement Allegations by IBM


On February 7, Informix Corporation (NASDAQ:IFMX) announced it was vigorously denying accusations by International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) of patent infringement in some of Informix's core database technology, and may launch a counter-suit.

informix hpl  filed an action against Informix in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware alleging infringement of several United States patents owned by IBM. Informix strongly believes that the allegations are utterly devoid of merit and intends to defend the action vigorously and to assert such claims against IBM as may be appropriate. IBM accuses Informix of patent infringements in several of its database-related products, including Informix-OnLine and Informix-OnLine Dynamic Server, two of Read More

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Battle Booty from Oracle's Victory Over PeopleSoft


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informix hpl  a rival database company, Informix , in the late 1990s, Oracle's CEO reportedly said there is no point in spending money on acquiring a company whose customers know it is going nowhere; instead, one should spend to acquiring the customer base. Yet, for Oracle the trouble may lie in that these users have shunned Oracle's applications in the past in favor of PeopleSoft or J.D. Edwards . In other words, if these folks have selected PeopleSoft over Oracle thinking that the first was a superior product, why Read More

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